Reports: Sir Alex Ferguson ready to make a comeback if Louis Van Gaal faces the axe
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson might just make a sensational return to Old Trafford, Manchester Evening News reports. The performances of the team have been below-par in the last month and, as a result, the rumour mill is filled with reports linking SAF with a return to the club.
The Red Devils managed to clinch a win on Sunday against Liverpool. Marouane Fellaini’s header clanked the bar and Wayne Rooney scored from the resulting rebound in the 78th minute to give United the lead. However, the match was rather a boring one as it lacked any spark and seemed to be set for a stalemate before United skipper scored the goal.
Victory at Anfield does ease off some pressure from Van Gaal but his team remains one that lacks penetration and the United fans still want more of the attacking football that they have been demanding of late.
Ferguson might work as an advisor to Giggs
At the moment, reports suggest that the Scottish tactician is ready to work in an advisory role with Ryan Giggs, should the Dutchman face the axe at United.
Ferguson retired as United manager in 2013 and has since been involved with the club in an ambassadorial role and can be seen in the stands in almost every United game. On the other hand, apparently the United hierarchy wants Van Gaal to complete his term in spite of rumours linking the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola to take on the managerial role at United.
Ancelotti has already been announced as Guardiola’s successor at Bayern Munich while speculations are on regarding Guardiola’s future. The Spaniard has already declared that he is moving to England next but has not yet named his choice. Manchester City seem to be ahead of the others in the race for Guardiola.
Van Gaal has himself said that he wants to see Giggs as his successor at United. But truth be told, the Welshman does not yet have the required amount of experience to take on such a huge responsibility. Having Ferguson as a mentor seems quite reasonable.
Ferguson has won 13 Premier League titles with United and Giggs has been a part of all those teams. The legendary Scot has also tipped Giggs to become a successful manager one day.